Star Parties at Paramount Park

Monday, February 11, 2013

The Seattle Astronomical Society holds monthly Star Parties in Paramount School Park, weather permitting. Members of the organization set up their telescopes for viewing and are happy to share and explain what you can see in the night sky. They say, 
Viewing is always free and open to anyone, since we believe that all should be able to experience the wonders of the sky.

Paramount School Park is located in the Ridgecrest Neighborhood at NE 155th between 8th Ave NE and 10th Ave NE.

According to Stargazer Patty Hale,
SAS members generally are out in the play field with their big telescopes - just east of the restroom - and near the play equipment (important to know if you arrive after dark). The generous members are not only willing to let folks look through their telescopes for free, but they will also give interesting information about what you are seeing in the night sky - and tell you all about the telescope you are seeing it with. This event is worth doing every month all year long - as you are guaranteed to always see something different.

2013 Paramount Park Star Party Dates
and Approximate Times
All star parties begin at dusk. If it's raining, or completely cloudy, don't come - otherwise, it's always worth a try!
February 16 6pm
March 16 7pm
April 20 8pm
May 18 9pm
June 15 9pm
July 13 9pm
August 10 8pm
September 14 7pm
October 12 6pm
November 9 6pm
December 7 6pm

Paramount Park star parties usually occur on the Saturday closest to the first quarter moon, so there is always at least one celestial object in the evening sky to see, weather permitting.

The Seattle Astronomical Society is an organization created and sustained by people who share a common interest in the observational, education, and social aspects of amateur astronomy.  Established in 1948, the SAS is a diverse collection of over 200 individuals. A variety of programs and activities is presented by the SAS throughout the year. Monthly meetings feature speakers on a wide range of topics, from the Hubble Space Telescope to electronic imaging to personal observing experiences.


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